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House Calls: Chickenpox

Oct 01, 2014 3:06am

Several local students in Arkansas have contracted or been exposed to chickenpox according to the Arkansas Department of Health.

New Arkansas regulations state any non-vaccinated student...

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Consumer Alert: Don’t sweat summer utility bills

Jun 18, 2014 3:06am

As temperatures rise, so do utility bills for many Arkansans who rely on air conditioning to keep them cool during the hot summer months.

The cost of cooling a home is one of the single...

Master Gardener: Blackberries

Jun 18, 2014 3:06am

These days blueberries get a lot of the PR about being a healthy fruit. An overlooked fruit however, the blackberry, also has considerable health benefit.

Depending on, variety, blackberries...

Potluck: Let’s do something ‘berry’ special

Jun 12, 2014 5:23am

An email from Bonnie Plants has got me rethinking strawberries.

Homegrown berries are a billion times better than the ones we get at the store.

Once upon a time, I’d plant ever-...

Saturday Squared coming this week

Jun 11, 2014 5:20am

Saturday Squared, an expansion of the Paris Farmer’s Market, will open Saturday on Express Street in front of the Logan County Courthouse. The event will be held the second Saturday of the month,...

Rainfall plus warm weather equals mosquito-breeding season

Jun 11, 2014 5:14am

Recent warm-weather rain marathon has provided perfect conditions for the least favorite aspects of the Arkansas summer: mosquitoes.

“Always be aware that you’re going to have increased...

Master Gardener: June garden notes

Jun 11, 2014 5:12am

Just dumped the rain gauge on the deck again. Did that a lot during the month of May. I estimate 9 1/2 inches of rain fell at the house last month. Been good to the garden, but unfortunately, also...

Personal Trainer: Drills for standing, squatting can help nurses

Jun 05, 2014 3:05am

What you do for a living can affect your overall fitness. This is the first in a series of occupation-specific columns to help various workers feel and perform better on the job.

Nurses have...

Get ready for grill season with wings, barbecue recipes

Jun 05, 2014 3:05am

A few years ago, despite what you might have heard, I did not burn the rolls for the family Christmas dinner.

My oven did.

But I was accused of it anyway.

So I remodeled the...

To Your Health: Laser eliminates dangerous plaque caused by peripheral artery disease

Jun 05, 2014 3:05am

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — By January, Rick Carter couldn’t walk 100 yards without feeling severe, cramplike pain in his calves and feet.

Even at rest they hurt. They were also often cold and numb,...

Arkansas tick season returns in force

Jun 04, 2014 3:06am

Despite a cold winter that some hoped would kill off ticks, the pestilent pests are active and biting throughout Arkansas and neighboring states.

“This spring we’re seeing an abundance of...

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